Monday, October 14, 2013

"Making Christmas" List

I am enjoying my Thanksgiving by taking some quiet time to read some of my favorite blogs.  The hustle and bustle of the spending time with family and enjoying a turkey and apple pie was yesterday so today I should be relaxing, right?  Well on my reading adventures, I was inspired by Kristy at Quiet Play, which led me to read (and now follow) Janine at Rainbow Hare Quilts.

There are less than 2 months until Christmas!!!!!  So here is my list.

Making Christmas List:

Quilt for my son (very much past due!)
Exclamation Quilt for Ice Fyre Raffle (UFO from my last post)
Espresso Christmas Ornaments
Log Cabins for my Northcott BoM Quilt
Cardinal Pillow from this month's McCall's Quilting!!!!
Bag for my daughter for Christmas
Christmas Presents for Teachers
Christmas Present for my fantastic sitter

Just looking at this list is making me fill a little queasy! Maybe more so because I have only started two of these projects and have no idea what to do for the my kids' teachers and sitter.  I am debating doing the Christmas tree napkins or Christmas paper pieced coasters.  I always give the teachers Chapters gift cards as the main gift.  If they are overwhelmed by "stuff" they can always donate them to the school.  But this year I would love to add something special (but quick!).  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Well, I can't figure out how to put the darn button on my blog (urgh!!) but I am definitely in!  Please be more skilled than me and go to Janine and/or Rebecca's blog, add the button and link up!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Thanks, so much for linking up. I've followed you with bloglovin so I can keep up with your makes! Your list looks great and I'm really looking forward to seeing your Christmas sewing :) l

  2. I am sure you will whip through those projects with ease:) Those Espresso Ornaments look like fun.

  3. What a great list! Can't wait to see your progress!

  4. sounds like an achievable list! I struggle with teacher's gifts too!

    p.s. do you know your word verification is on?

  5. For the teacher gifts, you could tuck the Chapters gift card into a zipper bag - a gift in a gift! I saw your name on the Making Christmas, 2013 list and came for a peek to see what a fellow Canadian was getting up to :D

    1. Sandra, that is a great idea!! I happen to have a few of those patterns lying around. I love the camera bag you made! The fabric and zipper are too cute!